Thursday, January 03, 2008
Ron Paul walks the walk.
While other politicians run around from photo-op to photo-op, Ron Paul is actually doing something to earn the respect and gratitude of America's law enforcement officers.
He has introduced a bill that would help cops obtain topnotch body armor. HR 3304 would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for a tax credit to officers who purchase their own body armor.
Rep. Ron Paul appears to be popular with many US cops. “He’s never found it necessary to force police officers to stand with him for photo opportunities the way other presidential candidates such as Hillary Clinton do,” said New York Police Officer Edna Aguayo.
One police officer claims cops in New York and other states are forced to pose with the likes of Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain. If an officer refuses, he or she is charged with insubordination by their superiors.
“It’s a joke how these cops are used as props during election campaigns. But Ron Paul doesn’t pay cops lip service — he actually works to help them enforce the law,” said another cop forced to pose with Sen. Clinton during one of her staged “rallies.”
Rank-and-file police officers also applaud Rep. Paul for his pro-sovereignty stance. “The talk must stop. We must secure our borders now. A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked,” said the Texas congressman during a campaign rally.
In addition, Congressman Ron Paul believes that the Second Amendment is “not about duck hunting.” It is an individual right that is guaranteed. He stated that he believes it is about the citizenry having the ability to restrain tyrannical governments and would-be dictators.
e believes the Second Amendment is about self-defense from criminal attack and from governments that break away from the chains of the Constitution. According to a poll conducted by the National Association of Chiefs of Police, more than 75% of the nation’s police officers agree with Rep. Paul’s stance on gun ownership including private citizens carrying concealed weapons for personal protection.
Just recently Congressman Paul opposed the reauthorization of the Clinton-Feinstein semi-auto gun ban. He opposes gun and gun owner registration. And Paul opposes government permission systems that force law-abiding citizens “prove” their innocence before buying or owning firearms.